The World of Sanctuary hides many secrets. At first glance, the dark themed game leave no room for fun and games but there are some hidden easter eggs that can bring smile on the face even on the most grim player.
In the Diablo 3 beta, Black Mushrooms were first seen near Adria’s hut in Act 1. Just like now, the mushrooms were clickable and when triggered they dropped the mysterious item. Since the players were limited to level 13 and progression stopped at the Skeleton King, nobody have even the slightest idea of what good those mushrooms will do.
The full version of the game changed the spawn location of the Black Mushroom. It is now a random spawn in the Cathedral level 1. As the game revealed, this special item is part of the Staff of Herding recipe used to craft the special staff used to enter a secret level. In Diablo 2, players were able to go to a hidden map and slay hundreds of vicious cows equipped with huge axes. This time, the Staff of Herding opens the gate for Whimsyshire, a special level filled with rainbows, unicorns, flowers and teddy bears. Every moving thing in this hidden place will try to kill the player. However, in order to get there, the Black Mushroom is not enough. The player will need to find the recipe for the staff first that is a random drop from the Act 4 boss called Izual.
Once the recipe is obtained, the items required will need to be farmed. Here is a quick break down of the needed items and where to get them: